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Attack: 7

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Missile Attack: 11

Defense: 16

The Principes were veteran soldiers of the Roman Pre-Marian Army. They had better armour than the less experienced Hastati, and were the second of the 3 lines in the typical battle strategy for the Pre-Marian Army. These principes were normally comprised of older men. They were more experienced, and as such were expected to shift the tide of the battle, after the hastati in front of them had worn down the enemy. They also carried two pila (javelins) and a sword. Like the other two lines, they each carried an oval shield called a scutum.
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The Princepes.

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